2019-2020 CSLE teachers : PreK/K - Thelma Martin. 1/2- Janice Hammer. 3 - Jan Delvallee. 4/5 - Don Anderson. 6 - Paul Baker. 7/8 - Max McQueen.
St. John's Lutheran's Church would like to honor our 2020 Graduates from Junior High School, High School, and College/University. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020! While the end of this year and graduation is not what you expected, we know that you will persevere and take on all that life has in store for you! Good luck with everything in the future. Your church family is always behind you 100%!
On July 20, St. John’s welcomed a youth group from Minnesota traveling to Kentucky for mission work. The group joined us at worship and following worship St. John’s members served them pizza and desserts. On their return trip, St. John’s men cooked up burgers and hot dogs. Thank you to all who donated, helped and gathered together with the mission group. It was amazing to see our church family come together to support those going out to be God’s hands in the world.
The group was so touched by our thoughtfulness, that they sent us a thank you gift. The thank you card is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex and the towels and spoon have been placed in the kitchen. When you use these items, say for a prayer for all those doing mission work. The cookbook was added to our library in the Liefeld Lounge.
Over the summer, some of the youth at St. John’s Church helped the sewing group make quilts at church. They took home boxes of fabric pieces to sort and sew. At the end of July, these 5 young people completed sewing five quilt tops. All five quilt tops were assembled and tied. Four or the quilts have already been sent overseas to Lutheran World Relief. The fifth quilt (shown in photo) will be sent to Nachusa Children’s Home by Dixon for Christmas.
Kathy (mom), Christie, Anna, Johnathon, Leah and Daniel were a valuable help to the sewing group. They all accomplished other tasks at sewing including helping to assemble school kits. Not a complaint – just smiles and a willingness to help those in need. St. John’s is truly blessed to have these young people in our church.
God Bless them with love that they have shared with others.
The 7th/8th grade Sunday School class beat the adults in a scholastic bowl meet over what they’ve learned this year,
Youth Group Reboot! We're working on plans to get our 8th grade through high school youth and friends gathering on a regular basis. Different activities will be planned for each meeting, centering on fun and fellowship as well as some occasional service to our church and community. In order to make this a success, we need YOUR help! Would you be able to help in one or more of the following ways?
-Pray- pray for our youth, pray for our planning and leadership, pray for the success of this endeavor
-Invite- do you have friends, neighbors, or relatives that you could invite to join us? All are welcome! See Kathy Ricci if you’d like any invitations to hand out.
-Donate- supplies when needed
-Share- share your ideas for events and outings, share your group’s needs (could the youth help with things such as packing school or health kits, provid ing a cleanup day for the church building or grounds, preparing materials for the sewing group, etc.), share your time and talents (volunteer to help at a planned activity, show/teach a craft or hobby, volunteer to help us possibly extend the same or similar activities to other age groups)
Contact Kathy or Tim Ricci for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-488-7200.